Ryan Leaves Hershey in Familiar Fashion; Wins to Kickoff 2018-2019 Season
Lauren Jones, and Colin Vineberg take First-Place in respective divisions of Labor Day Classic at Hershey CC
Hershey, PA: The International Junior Golf Tour began the 2018-2019 season in familiar territory, with the annual playing of the Labor Day Classic at Hershey Country Club. The “Sweetest Place on Earth” has been a great host for many years to players of the IJGT, and was once again a fantastic host for the 36-hole, nationally ranked, stroke-play event. Players in the three separate age divisions competed for IJGT Merit Points, along with national rankings such as Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek, and Global Junior Golf Rankings.
After 36-holes in the Boys 15-19 Division, Joshua Ryan and Evan Owan battled it out during the Final Round and found themselves tying on the scoreboard. The competition would then go to a Sudden-Death Playoff to determine the winner on the opening weekend of the 2018-2019 season.
Joshua Ryan was able to secure victory on the first playoff hole, dropping a 6-foot Par putt and earn the first victory of the Fall season. Ryan finishes the weekend with a total score of 147 on the East Course at Hershey CC, shooting scores of 74 and 73 over the weekend.
Ryan, of Norristown, PA is no stranger to the winners circle at Hershey CC, having won in May in the playing of the Faldo Series Northeast Championship and punching his ticket to the Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final.
Evan Owan, a resident of Germantown, MD, secures sole possession of second-place after rounds of 73 and 74. Rounding out the top-three of the weekend is Ian Rivers of East Syracuse, NY. Rivers finishes the weekend with a score of 149 after putting together rounds of 78 and an opening-round and weekend low, 71.
In the Girls Division, Lauren Jones of Newtown Square, PA was able to go wire-to-wire for the weekend victory at Hershey. Jones begins her Fall campaign in impressive fashion after a great performance over the weekend, shooting scores of 74 and 75 for a total of 149.
Following nearby in second-place is Mary Kate Norcross of Chambersburg, PA. Norcorss ends her weekend after rounds of 79 and 77 for a total score of 156. Earning third-place for the Girls Division is Riley Quartermain. The native of Bryn Mawr, PA put together a solid weekend as well, shooting scores of 76 and 82 for a total of 158.
In the final competition of the weekend, Colin Vineberg earns his first victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Vineber, of Sparks, MD earned scores of 82 and 85 to earn his weekend victory at Hershey CC.
Earning second-place honors is Davis Perry of Basking Ridge, NJ. Perry finished the weekend with scores of 89 in each of his rounds during the Holiday weekend. Rounding out the top-three is Griffin Walizer. The nearby resident of Mill Hall, PA finishes the weekend after scores of 98 and 93.
The conclusion of the Labor Day Classic at Hershey begins a busy Fall campaign for the IJGT. The next event on the schedule will be the Florida Junior at Falcons Fire in Kissimmee, FL. To view this event, or the rest of the upcoming Fall schedule for the IJGT, follow the link here.
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Final Results of the Labor Day Classic at Hershey CC were conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour on September 2, 2018.